Lismore Off The Beaten Path

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    The Blackwater Valley - Deep in the Country

    by Ekaterinburg Written Sep 22, 2006

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    Lismore is set in the heart of the Blackwater Valley, an area of lush green fields and woodland where huge trees droop over the meandering Blackwater River. This type of domain is not dramatic or spectacular -no mountain peaks or rugged coastline. It could be described as the bread and butter of irish scenery but it's also typical of the heart and soul of Ireland and the type of landscape that most of us inhabit. If you want to see the Real Ireland, don't just stick with the mountains and the sea. Take a detour into countryside such as the Blackwater valley and prepare to be totally seduced.

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    Ride 'em Cowboy! -This is Horse Country

    by Ekaterinburg Written Sep 22, 2006

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    The whole area around Lismore is Horse Heaven - as we just saw with Monty's pass, they breed 'em keen here. You will pass many stud farms on this route and even quite small houses, frequently have a pony or two or three cantering around in the nearby fields. If you are a horse lover then you will want to get out of the car and admire the animals and I suppose even to somebody with no interest whatever, the sight of healthy well-bred horses is always a pleasing one. The photo shows one of the really big stud farms choc-a-bloc with happy residents.

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    Conna- Village and castle.

    by Ekaterinburg Written Sep 22, 2006

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    If you come to Lismore from Cork, you will turn off before Fermoy and from then on the little country roads will provide an ongoing panorama of sights to delight you. One of the finest of these is the little village of Conna, a truly charming village which seems set in a little time warp.
    But Conna is by no means your average sleepy little village and it's signs proudly proclaim that it is "Home to Monty's Pass". I had to get a translation on that one and it transpired that Monty's Pass was a Grand National Winner, trained and bred in the area and a huge source of local pride.
    In addition to Monty's Pass, Conna's other claim to fame is its Castle set in a little wooded area just outside of the village. This castle is an excellent example of a local chieftan's domain, the type that you will find scattered all over the Irish countryside. This one is in excellent condition however and was until a few years ago used as a venue for occasional pop concerts. My walk around the grounds revealed that it is still a popular venue for local trysts, and wow, what a spectacular one.

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